Hello, I am working on a problem in my homework where I need to prove that the identity equation is true. The parameters are, however, that I must only work on one side of the equation. The Equation:
I chose the left side to work in. First, using Pythagorean Identity, expand sec and csc:
Combine the constants:
Use the co-function identities to expand again:
Here is where I think I am stuck, or maybe I took a wrong turn before this. I could go further, and break the sin into its Pythagorean identity:
But then what? No common denominator. I could take the reciprocal of the second term and then add, but it doesn't get me much.
This equals 1, but then I still have that 2/2 to add in, so then I get 3. which is not what is.
Where have I gone wrong? (if I've posted this incorrectly, I'll edit it until I get it right. Please forgive any incorrect formatting. This is my first time here.)